Precursor: I'm not one for camera reviews as they obligate you to post images and frankly, my images are either for my employer or they're snaps around the home that I'm not so keen to share (more often than not they're of my son, or tonight, my only available test subject being myself). That said, I received my PM1 today and my first thought was, wow, that's really well built. I was expecting a half metal, half plasticy sort of think like my PL1 was. Not so. I have the silver version and it reminds me of my co-workers old Panny TZ1, a solid hunk of silver metal that small but packs a lot within. And then the size thing hit. Those are some small buttons. And not a lot of real estate for a grip. No surprises there, but it's different when you're looking at something online compared to actually having it in hand. With the size of the body, I was rather taken aback by how far the lens protrudes when open. That is almost rude. Overall, it looks very nice though and I can't wait to spruce it up with a leatherette skin (please, someone make one soon), and an ACMAXX screen protector, already on order. As for the grip, I think I'll get used to it. Initial photos look fantastic. The WB is wonderful - certainly WAY better than the high end P&S I recently tried and decided wasn't for me. The AF doesn't strike me as lightning fast, as advertised (using kit R lens) but I haven't exactly been using it in the best of lighting conditions. It's still fairly peppy, and I look forward to trying it out more tomorrow. I took a couple of AVHCD normal videos and have just learned that iPhoto doesn't like to open them. I'll have to look into that and see what can be done about that. The menu system is simple enough to figure out and, coming from the PL1, not much different. Very impressed by this little camera so far. Look forward to spending some more time with it.